1 Ounce Gold Eagles

Issued since 1986, the one oz. American Gold Eagle has been the gold bullion coin of choice for both collectors and investors alike.  The 1 oz., $50-denomination American Gold Eagle is the most widely traded and collected size in the American Gold Eagles series, in part because they contain 1 troy ounce of 22-karat gold, making it easy to determine the value of a coin based on gold spot prices. The series was first authorized under the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 to compete with world bullion coins such as the Canadian Maple Leaf, the South African Krugerrand, and others. Today, the American Eagle gold coin is a leading gold bullion Internationally and is one of the most popular choices with collectors around the world. These stunning gold coins are an American icon globally, proudly displaying the nation’s most iconic symbols, from the national emblem of the American Bald Eagle to Lady Liberty striding towards freedom, as a reminder of the majesty, longevity, and strength of the United States. When you hold a Gold Eagle in your hands, you can appreciate the weight and artistic beauty, as a liquid, tangible asset that will always be a private storage of personal wealth. Browse our selection below and learn more about this iconic series.

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  1. 2020 $50 1-oz Gold American Eagle NGC MS70 w/Brown Label

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Fractional Gold Eagles

American Gold Eagles are minted annually since 1986, in four denominations, with several popular finishes. Besides the standard bullion coin, versions include proof, burnished uncirculated, and reverse proof coins. The four different weights are the very popular one ounce (1 oz.) size with a face value of $50 and weighing a hefty 33.931 grams.  There is a half-ounce (1/2 oz.), with a face value of twenty-five dollars, weighing 16.966 grams. Then the quarter ounce (1/4 oz.) with a face value of $10 weighing 8.483 grams. Finally, the smallest is the one-tenth ounce (1/10 oz.) with a face value of $5 and weighing 3.93 grams. Each gold coin contains 91.67% gold (22 karats), and contains an alloy of 3% silver and 5.33% copper to help increase the stability and scratch-resistance of the coins. By law, each coin is guaranteed to contain an exact quantity of gold, which is mined exclusively in the United States from newly mined sources in America, and to meet the rigid quality standards of the U.S. Mint. The market value of these gold coins is tied to the value of their gold content, not face value, and it fluctuates with market forces based on the current spot price of gold. However, there is generally a strong market for collector versions and low mintages, which carry a higher premium than their bullion counterparts.

Iconic Design

The American Gold Eagle is considered one of the most beautiful coins in the world, modeled after the iconic Augustus Saint-Gaudens design. In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt wanted to elevate America’s coinage into works of art. He hired renowned artist and sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create his final masterpiece just before his death. The St. Gaudens $20 Double Eagle became known as “The Most Beautiful Coin in the World.” Taking the classic St Gauden on the obverse, combined with a modern American Eagle design motif with a family of eagles on the reverse, has proven to be an absolute winner. The American Gold Eagle coin design highlights the strength and freedom of America and the importance of American families. Since its release in 1986, the American Gold Eagle instantly became one of the most popular gold coins in the world and has retained this original, iconic design for over 32 years.

Collecting 1 oz. Gold Eagles

When the American Gold Eagle Program started back in 1986, no one anticipated that gold enthusiasts would take a keen interest in collecting by obtaining coins by date, mint mark, finish, and quality. The two top-tier grading companies, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), and the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), grade American Gold Eagles on a 70 point sales, with 70 being an absolutely perfect coin.  The U.S. Mint makes collector proof and uncirculated versions in various finishes for coin collectors. The one oz. gold eagle proof and one oz. burnished gold American Eagles are highly coveted and collected in proof and mint state grades. These coins are produced at the West Point Mint in West Point and carry the mint's “W” mark beneath the date.


One-ounce American Eagle gold coins have a U.S. Government guarantee. The gold bullion precious metal content, purity, and weight is guaranteed by the U.S. Government